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'Sugar Cube' travels the world!

Promotion video of commercial game 'Sugar Cube : The Bittersweet Factory', which won 2010 IGF china best game.

Seoul, South Korea, Dec. 28th. 2011 - Korean Indie team Turtle Cream released promotion video 'Travel of Sugar Cube' for upcoming commercial game 'Sugar Cube : The Bittersweet Factory'.

Turtle Cream decided to release commercial version 'Sugar Cube : the Bittersweet Factory' at early of 2011. Since June. 2011, they asked friends all over the world to 'Sugar Cube' photo, as 'Sugar Cube' travels the world. This video is very clever collection of them.

'Sugar Cube : The Bittersweet Factory' is a 2D platformer game that presents the story of a sugar cube. The backgrounds of the game have two sides, namely, the front and the back. So depending on how you play, the environments will very often be vastly different.

This game is commercial version of IGF China 2010 Winner 'Sugar Cube'. It has 5 world themes containing unique 90 levels and 2 different endings. Currently Turtle Cream does beta test. It will be released at early 2012.

More information

Game information page (incl. Video / Screenshots) :
http://www.turtle-cream.com/eng/31

Game screenshots (zip) :
http://www.turtle-cream.com/SC_shots.zip

More information about 'Travels of Sugar Cube' :

http://www.turtle-cream.com/eng/35

'Travels of Sugar Cube' video (Youtube) :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=nKJE9TPlLCw

Link to picassa album of 'Travels of Sugar Cube' :

 https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/albumMap?uname=115445467836115418787&aid=5656539042520631505#map


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PR contact : mrkwang@pig-min.com (Pig-Min Agency)


About Turtle Cream:
"Tuttle Cream" started career as students of the Sogang Univ. Game education center in Korea. From 2011, they became independent studio. Their 1st. freeware 'Cut & Paste' got several positive feedbacks, 2nd. freeware 'Sugar Cube' won IGF 2010 China Best Game.

About Pig-Min Agency :

Pig-Min was 5-years-old Indie Game blog webzine for Korean, and decided to support Korean Indie Games to go abroad from 3 years ago, under the name of Pig-Min Agency. It handles 2 teams as Arcshock('Sand castle - Prelude : The Faded Memories') and Turtle Cream('Sugar Cube : the Bittersweet Factory').



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Online performance against Korean Game Rating Board, by Indie Game makers.
Will distribute non-game software which shows "NOT rated by GRB, so you can't play' at Sep. 17th. 2010

Seoul, South Korea, Sep. 12th. 2010 - Korean Indie Game makers team up to do online performance against GRB, Game Rating Board in Korea.

Early of September 2010, there happened 2 cases by Korean Game Rating Board(GRB). 1 of them is 'banning Steam from Korea' rumor, and another is 'All games must be rated including Freeware Indie Game'. 2 small RPG maker community had to close game upload forum, because they got official documents from GRB, 'to get rated or punished by law'. This rating is for every single games in that forum, over 100 games / 10,000$ rating fee. There was no choice but to close upload forum.

We Pig-Min Agency think it's too much, decided to do online performance 'NOT rated by GRB, so you can't play'. This performance is for spreading non-game software which shows message against GRB. This software looks like usual games, which shows opening & menu. But if user clicks to play, "NOT rated by GRB, so you can't play" screen appears & exit. This means, not only indie game makers are restricted, but also Players got limited.

This performance is started by Pig-Min Agency & 2 attached teams Turtle Cream & Arcshock. Got some volunteers from Korean local scene, including some Web Strategy Games / Doujin game style / Flash Game makers. Some other Indie Game creators do it as their own way, even if not joined us officially.

It will be done at 17th. 2010 21:00 in Korean time, uploading all Software & announcements link to each other as "Size doesn't matter day" performance. We also hope to get assist from abroad, not sure how to do that. If you are interested, please contact us.

Contact :
e-mail mrkwang@pig-min.com (Pig-Min Agency)
MSN mrkwang5@hotmail.com

Source :
TIG source article (English) http://www.tigsource.com/2010/09/05/south-korean-game-rating-board-cracks-down-on-indies/
TIG source thread (English) http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=14677.0
reddit article, which became source of foreign news (English) http://www.reddit.com/r/IndieGaming/comments/d9639/korean_indie_game_making_scene_got_fatal_blow_by/

Detailed Summary of this situation (Korean only) http://areca.egloos.com/5346581
Announcement of closing game uploading board, by RPG maker community nioty, including scan of official documents from GRB (Korean only) : http://niotsoft.com/zbxe/183142

Performance announcement (Korean only) http://pig-min.com/tt/3116
T-shirt for this performance (Korean only) http://pig-min.com/tt/3119

GRB homepage (English) http://www.grb.or.kr/english/default.html
GRB forum flooded by by Korean protest (Korean. Must be logged in to write, and join is very difficult for foreigners.) http://grb.or.kr/Board/GameQna.aspx

Images for 'NOT rated by GRB, so you can't play'. :
http://pig-min.com/en/entry/Images-for-NOT-rated-by-GRB-so-you-cant-play

More information  :
Will be posted at http://pig-min.com/en (English),
Already posted at http://pig-min.com/tt/category/%EC%B9%BC%EB%9F%BC/%EA%B2%8C%EC%9E%84%EC%9C%84(%EA%B2%8C%EB%93%B1%EC%9C%84)%20%EB%8C%80%EC%B1%85 (Korean language only)

About Turtle Cream:
"Tuttle Cream" is a studio founded around students of the Sogang Univ. Game education center in Korea. It strives to create small but unique games. The team showed its potential with its first production, "Cut & Paste," which was also highlighted by various media including GameSpot and GameSetWatch. "Sugar Cube" is their latest work, unique puzzle platformer.

About Arcshock :
Husband(moonyeom) & Wife(komagi) team in Korea, with over combined 20 years of Korean game development experience. Always wanted to make game, but Korean gaming scene is too online-based, so had hard time to make what then wanted. With Indie project Arcshock, their dream come true. Released 1st. game [Sand Castle - Prelude : The Faded Memories] at Apr 2010, around 2,000 downloads happened around 1 month.

About Pig-Min Agency :
Pig-Min was 4-years-old Indie Game blog webzine for Korean, and decided to support Korean Indie Games to go abroad from 1 year ago, under the name of Pig-Min Agency. [Sugar Cube] done by Turtle Cream is latest & 3rd. [Sand castle - Prelude : The Faded Memories] is 2nd., and 1st. work was [Cut & Paste] by Turtle Cream.

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New Freeware game [Sugar Cube] released, by [Cut & Paste] maker Turtle Cream!
A cube of sugar escapes the factory to avoid the fate of being a cookie!

Seoul, South Korea, Aug. 24th. 2010 - Korean Indie game team Turtle Cream released 2nd. Freeware game [Sugar Cube].

[Sugar Cube] is a 2D platformer game that presents the story of a sugar cube. The backgrounds of the game have two sides, namely, the front and the back. So depending on how you play, the environments will very often be vastly different.

This game includes fifteen levels, with the cookie factory, the chocolate factory, and the candy factory as the backdrops. It also offers eleven achievements and a level editor, and Chip-Tune style music soundtrack.

More information (Screenshot / Youtube / Game download) : http://luvtext.net/tc/eng/16

PR contact : mrkwang@pig-min.com (Pig-Min Agency)

About Turtle Cream:
"Tuttle Cream" is a studio founded around students of the Sogang Univ. Game education center in Korea. It strives to create small but unique games. The team showed its potential with its first production, "Cut & Paste," which was also highlighted by various media including GameSpot and GameSetWatch.

About Pig-Min Agency :
Pig-Min was 4-years-old Indie Game blog webzine for Korean, and decided to support Korean Indie Games to go abroad from 1 year ago, under the name of Pig-Min Agency. [Sand castle - Prelude : The Faded Memories] is 2nd. work by them, and 1st. work was [Cut & Paste] by Turtle Cream.

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Free to download, great unique Indie Game music MP3s!
Physics Puzzle Freeware [Sand Castle - Prelude : The Faded Memories] released Soundtrack to download for free.

Seoul, South Korea - June 3rd. 2010 - Good chance to download 6 great guitar instrumental songs for Indie Game. Those songs were released through Last.fm(http://www.last.fm/music/moonyeom/SandCastle:Prelude) first, and later zipped & uploaded to Filefront(http://www.filefront.com/16457819/SandCastle_OST.zip/).

[Sand Castle - Prelude : The Faded Memories] is Physics Puzzle game, with Hundreds of Sands dropping. Could remind of [Auditorium] from this game, but very different style. (Ray vs Sands) 15 stages - 6 great guitar songs featured, all free to download.

mrkwang(admin of Pig-Min Agency) recollects about these music. "I was surprised that moonyeom(Husband of Arcshock) is not only a good programmer, but also a good guitar based musician. Late of 2009, I heard his song for the first time when he showed me prototype of [Sand Castle]. It was intro of the game, when music appeared & disappeared. I got shocked, doubted if I listened wrong, and asked him to play that game intro once again. I wasn't wrong. His music was so good! After that, he even made 4 more short part for trailer only, and made them full length songs within 1 day!"

mrkwang adds. "I had been selling Korean Indie Music CDs abroad around 10 years, kinda professional about them. His music is great, and reminds me of '500won project(http://www.last.fm/music/500won+Project/Um+Han)'. It was another Internet hit classic, which I published demo 8 years ago, still people listens! Both shares something, truly indie / very lo-fi / roommade / guitar based instrumental. Just the different parts are, '500won project' was early 21st. century music & moonyeom released music for his own game. Anyway I decided to release MP3s through last.fm, because music fans also have right to enjoy these great tunes!"

It's made by Korean Indie Game team Arcshock, which are Husband & Wife team, truly Homemade.

This is Prelude / Preview of future release, which will be sold at reasonable price. And we'd appreciated any kind of feedback, including Review / Preview / Mention. We need data as many as possible to improve our future work.

More information (Screenshot / Youtube / Game download) : http://arcshock.com/en/entry/Sand-Castle-The-Faded-Memories-Prelude-2

PR contact : mrkwang@pig-min.com (Pig-Min Agency)

About Arcshock :
Husband(moonyeom) & Wife(komagi) team in Korea, with over combined 20 years of Korean game development experience. Always wanted to make game, but Korean gaming scene is too online-based, so had hard time to make what then wanted. With Indie project Arcshock, their dream come true. Released 1st. game [Sand Castle - Prelude : The Faded Memories] at Apr 2010, around 2,000 downloads happened around 1 month.

About Pig-Min Agency :
Pig-Min was 4-years-old Indie Game blog webzine for Korean, and decided to support Korean Indie Games to go abroad from 1 year ago, under the name of Pig-Min Agency. [Sand castle - Prelude : The Faded Memories] is 2nd. work by them, and 1st. work was [Cut & Paste] by Turtle Cream.

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Korean Indie Game goes to E3 2010!
Physics Puzzle Freeware [Sand Castle - Prelude : The Faded Memories] goes to Indiecade showcase at E3!

Seoul, South Korea - May 28th. 2010 - According to mail from indiecade, Korean Indie Game [Sand Castle - Prelude : The Faded Memories], by Arcshock, goes to E3 2010 at Indiecade Showcase.

[Sand Castle - Prelude : The Faded Memories] is Physics Puzzle game, with Hundreds of Sands dropping. Could remind of [Auditorium] from this game, but very different style. (Ray vs Sands) 15 stages - 6 great guitar songs featured, all free to download.

It's made by Korean Indie Game team Arcshock, Husband & Wife team, truly Homemade.

This is Prelude / Preview of future release, which will be sold at reasonable price. And we'd appreciated any kind of feedback, including Review / Preview / Mention. We need data as many as possible to improve our future work.

More information (Screenshot / Youtube / Game download) : http://arcshock.com/en/entry/Sand-Castle-The-Faded-Memories-Prelude-2

Contact : mrkwang@pig-min.com (Pig-Min Agency)

About Arcshock :
Husband(moonyeom) & Wife(komagi) team in Korea, with around 20 years of Korean game development experience, if combined. Always wanted to make game, but Korean gaming scene is too online-based, so can't make what they wanted. With Indie project Arcshock, their dream come true. Released 1st. game [Sand Castle - Prelude : The Faded Memories] at late Apr 2010, around 2,000 downloads happened around 1 month.

About Pig-Min Agency :
Pig-Min was 4-years-old Indie Game blog webzine for Korean, and decided to support Korean Indie Games to go abroad from 1 year ago, under the name of Pig-Min Agency. [Sand castle - Prelude : The Faded Memories] is 2nd. work by them, and 1st. work was [Cut & Paste] by Turtle Cream.

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